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Dalmatia Walking and Hiking Cruise

Croatia, a sun-drenched country made up of hundreds of beautiful islands. On this eight-day cruise, not only will we embark on a cruise to some of these stunning islands but we shall disembark and enjoy guided hikes around each one, experiencing the unique natural landscapes of each destination as we connect with nature in the Dalmatia region. From Omiš to Brac Island, you will explore amazing coastlines, high peaks, towns and local villages and the famous Mljet National Park. Throw in some time to relax on the beaches, eat delicious local food, revel in the surroundings of your comfortable accommodation on board your small-ship and taste delicious regional wines, and you have the perfect cruise.

Your Tour Includes

  • 7 nights' cruise on a half board basis (continental breakfasts, 3-course lunches OR dinner)
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and coffee
  • Welcome drink and Captain’s dinner
  • Farewell dinner and onboard entertainment
  • On shore visits
  • Take part in 6 guided walks/hikes in Croatia’s Dalmatia region
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Itinerary

Overview

We sail from Split at 1300 today where you will enjoy lunch on board as you sail to Omiš. On arrival, enjoy a walking tour to the Fortica Fortress which is located on the top of Omiš Dinara, you can see the whole city, the canyon of Cetina river as well as the islands Brač, Hvar and Šolta. Return to Omiš, where dinner will be served on board and stay overnight. **HIKE: Omiš - Fortica – Omiš** **Length: 4 km | Duration: 1,5 h | Total ascend: 330 m Highest point: 301 m | Difficulty level: 3/5**

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Overview

We sail to Makarska during breakfast. On arrival we start our hiking tour to the second-highest Croatian peak - Sveti Jure, in the close vicinity there is the peak Vošac with its beautiful and unforgettable views of the Makarska riviera, Omiš, Split and also the island of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Lastovo and Pelješac peninsula. Overnight in Makarska. **HIKE: Vošac - Sveti Jure – Voša** **Length: 11 km | Duration: 3,5 h | Total ascend: 550 m Highest point: 1762 m | Difficulty level: 3/5**

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Overview

Enjoy Breakfast as we sail to Mljet, enjoy the views of Hvar island, Pelješac peninsula and Korčula island as we sail by. On arrival at Pomena, enjoy lunch on board before an afternoon walking tour in the National Park Mljet, (€17 entrance fee payable on arrival) the oldest National Park on the Mediterranean. Overnight in Mljet

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Overview

Early this morning we cruise towards Pelješac peninsula with the dominant peak of Sveti Ilija. We start our hike tour from Orebić. After approx. three hours of hiking we reach the peak, which is one of the widest and the most beautiful viewpoint in the Croatian mountains. Descend to Orebić taking the less steep path with a wonderful view of the archipelago of Korčula town. Arrival to Orebić, board the ship for the short cruise to Korčula town where we stay overnight.  **HIKE: Orebić - Sveti Ilija – Orebić** **Length: 16 km | Duration: 6 h | Total ascend: 1100 m Highest point: 960 m | Difficulty level: 4/5**

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Overview

After spending the night in Marco Polo's town, cruise to the other side of the island - to Vela Luka. Walking tour to the hinterland, first to the hill Hum, climbing the trail, it gradually opens your eyes to Vela Luka bay, the sea, neighbouring islands and even to the coast of Italy. Overnight in Vela Luka. **HIKE: Vela Luka - Hum - Vela spilja - Vela Luka** **Length: 10 km | Duration: 3,5 h | Total ascend: 480 m Highest point: 376 m | Difficulty level: 2/5**

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Overview

Enjoy breakfast as we cruise to the longest Croatian island - Hvar. We arrive at Sveta Nedija village where we start our hiking tour to Saint Nicholas the highest peak of the island. Ascend by road and then macadam path through the numerous vineyards. There is a cross at the edge of the cliff and the neighbouring chapel of Saint Nicholas after which the name of the peak comes from. Descend to the other side of the island by a less steep path, towards Stari Grad where we will stay overnight.  **HIKE: Sveta Nedilja - Sveti Nikola - Stari Grad Length: 15 km | Duration: 6 h | Total ascend: 680 m Highest point: 628 m | Difficulty level: 4/5**

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We sail from Stari Grad to Bol with the goal of conquering the highest peak of all Adriatic islands - Vidova Gora, on arrival to the top of Vidova Gora you will witness the stunning view of the neighbouring island of Hvar, Vis, Korčula and Pelješac but also of the world-famous beach The Golden Horn. We then descend and reboard the ship in Bol and cruise towards Split during lunch. This afternoon is free for exploring the town of Diocletian. Overnight in Split **HIKE: Bol - Vidova gora – Bol – Split Length: 12 km | Duration: 3,5 h | Total ascend: 850 m Highest point: 780 m | Difficulty level: 3/5**

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Overview

This morning, enjoy breakfast at leisure, then bid farewell to the ship, crew and fellow guests, before disembarking around 9am.

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Overview

The length of the daily hiking routes is estimated and relies on the latest local information. It depends on various detours or shortcuts that can be made en route. Sailing and hiking routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and the ability of the respective hikers on board.

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Accommodation

You will cruise around Croatia on one of the Katarina Line’s Traditional ships.

Exact ship will be confirmed two weeks before departure.

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?